I have a problem that could be taken care of easily if I wanted to use pesticides that kill spiders. But I don't want to do that in my tiny space. We live in a townhouse apartment with a small 35' x 12' yard on the back of our apt. and about 15' x 8' along the front side where our front gate is located. I grow a few plants that I sell as individual plants and then recently have gotten into succulent, patio, zen and fairy tabletop gardens as well. I have a sensitivity to pesticides from an incident many years ago and besides, I know what they can do to other beneficial insects as well. I would dearly appreciate any ideas to help get rid of my creepy crawly friends and their webs. The spiders I don't mind (except for the wolf spiders ... urgggg) as much as I do their webs. Any ideas?
I find that if you destroy the webs with a stick or something the spiders will tend to move on after a while to less disturbed locations. You probably have a lot of spiders because there's a lot of food available for them. I would consider it a good thing personally.
If you just want your yard to look good for guests, I suggest cleaning up their webs regularly and you should find fewer of them each time until the majority of them find less conspicuous locations.